In Action Research: Living Theory, authors Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead set out their vision of what action research should be and can be in the 21st Century. This brilliantly-written, passionate, and compelling book, defines the philosophy behind action research and the process of doing action research for all those interested in this fast growing area. It establishes the foundations of action research as a discipline, and roots action research as a compassionate, ethical, and politically-engaged form of inquiry. This book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Action Research.

Chapter 5: Interpreting the Data and Generating Evidence in Relation to Living Critical Standards of Judgement: How do we explain our Educational Influences in Learning?

Interpreting the Data and Generating Evidence in Relation to Living Critical Standards of Judgement: How do we explain our Educational Influences in Learning?

In this chapter we set out how we understand processes of generating evidence. Specifically we focus on the idea of identifying appropriate standards of judgement, whereby the data can be turned into evidence. We give some ideas about the kinds of standards that may be most appropriate for action research. We go on to outline our own standards of judgement, and we explain the processes we then engage in as we use those standards to generate evidence to test and hopefully support our claims to knowledge.

If, like us, you are doing your action research, at this stage you now have a ...

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